Bath Rugby League have appointed former player Alex Dare M’Connell as Matchday Manager ahead of the West of England 2019 season. On his appointment, Alex said “I was very proud to be able to put the Bath shirt on. Now since I have hung the boots up I am looking forward to supporting the players and the club as Matchday Manager.”
Unfortunately, for Alex and the club he retired from playing at the end of 2018 after the ‘University Challenge’ defeat by University of Bath due to injuries, many of which were a legacy from his time playing Rugby Union for Clifton RFC. A club spokesperson said “Alex had a fantastic season with us in 2018, as a regular feature in the front row, and a reliable and social member of the group. He was also proud to have played for the West of England getting called up to play against the South West Universities in October. He can now channel his passion for the club into ensuring everything runs smoothly on matchdays”.
Melksham RFC will remain the club’s principal playing venue for 2019 but are also considering taking a couple of games ‘on the road’ to widen the interest in the sport, if you have a facility in the Bath and surrounding area and would like to host us, please get in touch. The club’s 2019 West of England League fixtures are as follows, all Saturday afternoon 2.30pm kick offs:
Round 1 – May 11th – Oxford Cavaliers (Home)
Round 2 – May 18th – Cheltenham Phoenix (Away)
Round 3 – June 1st – Reading Raiders (Home)
Round 4 – June 8th – Somerset Vikings (Away)
Round 5 – June 22nd – Oxford Cavaliers (Away)
Round 6 – June 29th – Swindon St. George (Home)
Round 7 – July 6th – Cheltenham Phoenix (Home)
Round 8 – July 13th – Reading Raiders (Away)
Round 9 – July 20th – Somerset Vikings (Home)
Round 10 – July 27th – Swindon St George (Away)
West of England Finals Day – August 3rd
The club will also take part in the London 9s for the second year running on Sunday 25th August.
The club would still like to secure some more partners and player sponsors for 2019. Please get in touch with Chris Mob: 07810 552196 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
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